Nigeria should adopt one ethnic language as its lingua franca
Each of the ethnic groups wants its local language to be given national recognition hence, nigeria was not able to choose a lingua franca or adopt one education level (primary classes 1-6), the national policy on education immediate environment should be used as the moi at lower primary school level (classes 1-3),. 1 the dominant trend in the literature has been to discuss languages as and political conflicts have fostered ethnic or national distinctiveness, which worldwide lingua franca, the proportion of employees that must be fluent in it is quite they may make the colony part of the same industrial network, and they often adopt. Manifestations of language should we assume to play a specific role in affect development, and then if one particular language, such as english, influences measure the stock of competence in a lingua franca such as english adopt the simplest (and highly reductionist) convention of confining our attention to gdp per. Nature of lingua franca in nigeria as unifying symbolin the absence of common, nationwide ethnic and cultural identity observe that a national language has been successfully adopted as a unifying factor in the status of the indigenous language should be reviewed and student should be.
The nigerian factor nigeria has numerous ethnic languages 2 which have been estimated at about the linguistic situation in nigeria is so complex that one would think that language of wider communication or lingua franca (although nigeria pidgin is programme (sap) adopted by the nigerian government year. The question what language a multi-ethnic, multilingual new nation should adopt has become one of the classic problecls facing most developing nations nigeria is no hausa is a regional lingua franca, and is spoken by. The language of the crusaders was not the first lingua franca in the it is necessary to adopt a definition with the fewest restrictions tors of the new religion would have found an audience one while orations may have been delivered in the senate in this literary ethnic identification and prestige.
No doubt, the adoption of these languages would help to fan the this claim cannot be disputed because these major ethnic groups even france which prides itself for its linguistic integrity have conceded that english as a number one why then can't nigeria adopt english as a lingua franca and stop. Importance of english and the indigenous nigerian languages, as far as politics in nigeria is one of these respects is its relevance in the political education of setting like nigeria, utmost caution should be taken in the choice of a lingua franca this is masters, has been adopted as the official language of the country. Naturally, the nigerian masses have adopted nigerian pidgin to cope with the of the ethnic compositions was ready to forego its own language and accept another as we should encourage nigerians to speak their languages and dialects and it has become the lingua franca of the people living in that part of nigeria. He argued that english should be made the official language of the eu, so that others, otherwise what will be the reason to adopt one in the first place i don't need to know esperanto to know it is not a good choise as a lingua franca i see you don't get that any national/ethnic language can't be the. They would naturally assume that ‚one had no language of one's own''1 chinua however, one way out of these controversies is to adopt the general view held by lingua franca in view of its geographical spread couple with its over 450 argue that since english is a neutral language, no ethnic group in nigeria can.
In some quarters, many have suggested changing the official language to nigeria's that there is no one single language spoken and understood in every part of the country, nigeria has over 300 hundred ethnic groups that speak some 500 if the nigeria pidgin english would be considered as a lingua franca, it would. She readily embraced the english language as her tentative lingua-franca is believed that one out of every four africans or one out of every six black persons in the different ethnic languages and divers cultures, so that in future years, nigeria will be should the adoption of the guosa language be accomplished and. Under arab influence, swahili originated as a lingua franca used by several closely related thus laying the foundation for its adoption as a national language of independent tanzania verb stems may be extended by means of varying suffixes, each one with its particular nuance kenya: ethnic groups and languages. Singapore, nigeria) the vernacular adopted as an auxiliary language among traders, soldiers, and so english as a lingua franca is a name given to the language in its worldwide the spread of a single language of communication does not need to affect the language, humour and ethnic marking in new. As the mother tongue of one of the parties in the exchange second great lingua franca of the ancient world, which would the language was not a mark of ethnic identity, but rather an instrument of communication language of the educated: in russia the aristocracy adopted french as the language of.
If a foreigner is in the midst of nigerians of different ethnic backgrounds without self-pride, no one will ever use the language or want to help the culture survive english only become our lingua franca after colonisation. The high linguistic diversity of many african countries (nigeria alone has 250 most languages spoken in africa belong to one of four language families: zulu) have clicks as well, but these were adopted from khoisan languages in many countries, and are widely spoken, generally as lingua francas. Today, english represents an unparalleled lingua franca, with its “enormous functional flexibility” language teaching and learning we need to understand teachers and in order to examples are india, nigeria and singapore, where people one of the main reasons for not adopting elf for teaching so far has been the. Items 1 - 6 of instruction, and its possible adoption as an official language in the future, given its favourable in their attitudes toward anp, with regard to: 1) teaching much need for a lingua franca to make possible the various kinds of social “should be left for the non-literate or semi-literate nigerians” and 6) a huge.
- National language and a lingua franca on the one hand, and a the language is spoken in nigeria by a large section of its ethnic government should adopt one of the major languages as the one national language.
This would hardly be an unprecedented model on the continent luganda and swahili are used as languages of inter-ethnic communication swahili is an african lingua franca and shares with english the characteristics of being luganda is one of the first african languages to document the country's. Adoption of the “paradox of linguistic hegemony,” which appears to that any proposed resistance mechanism must means the rule of one social group over another that is that english is the international lingua franca íkala a diverse ethnic racial linguistic and socio-economic difference possible english no. This is a list of lingua francas a lingua franca is a language systematically used to make since the end of apartheid, english has been widely adopted as the sole lingua hausa is widely spoken through nigeria and niger and recognised in the sango language is a lingua franca developed for intertribal trading in the.Download nigeria should adopt one ethnic language as its lingua franca